Teens: About

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About this Guide & Our Teen-Serving Staff

Teen Services

Teen Services includes activities and resources for teens from 13 to 18. The Library offers workshops, events, books, technology, and librarians specializing in Teen services, whose mission is to amplify the voices of teens in our community, and help support teens who are navigating their learning and leadership journeys. We have a dedicated Teen Central room and staff at the Central Library, and we have youth computer labs at library branches across Austin.

About the Teen Hub

This information guide is a collaboration between teen leaders in the library and other City of Austin workgroups (shout out to APL's teen volunteers, Austin Public Health's Peer Health Educators, and the Austin Youth Council!) and is where we compile, sort, and collect resources of interest to the teen community. 

Have questions about a resource offered here? Reach out using  Ask A Librarian (chat, email, or phone) and ask for Kathleen for help!


Click the button to view the Teen Priority Dashboard:

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Library Services and Events for Teens (ages 13-18)

Student Support

  • FREE tutoring and online homework help
  • FREE library cards for anyone living within Austin city limits
  • FREE library cards for AISD and Del Valle ISD students via your school (call us if you need your card info)
  • FREE computer use, Internet access, and study spaces at every library
  • FREE Homework supplies at the Central Library (pencils, paper, poster board, graphing calculators and more)

Teacher, Parent, and Caregiver Support

  • Wi-Fi Hotspots available for checkout [more coming soon]
  • Group Cards for teachers in schools, child care centers, group or nursing homes in Austin (as well as teachers in Del Valle ISD)
  • Ask a Librarian to recommend resources on any interest or subject
  • Book a Librarian for a virtual visit to your class or youth group

 

Teen Staff

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Kathleen H
Contact:
Teen Central - Central Library
512-974-7545
Website

Teen Staff

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Michael Harle
Contact:
(512) 974-9830

Teen Staff

Teen Staff

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Gabriel Ransenberg
Contact:
Windsor Park Branch
5833 Westminster Dr.
Austin, TX 78752
512-974-9842
Website
Social: YouTube Page